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Susan G.

Poway, CA

$50/hour

Math, Biology, and Chemistry Tutor (AP, SAT, class help)

Background check passed as of 4/26/16
5.0 average from 87 ratings
Totally great!
— Danyella, San Diego, CA on 10/25/16

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University of California, Davis
Biology

Education

University of California, Davis (Biology)

About Susan

I believe that a great tutor provides a tool set for their student to solve difficult problems through their own efforts. By providing subject and student specific guidance, a tutor can, not only help a student master a specific topic, but also inspire self-confidence and curiosity. I enjoy discovering the individualized learning style of students and developing a personalized teaching plan that keeps them at a manageable but challenging pace.

I have always enjoyed helping fellow students learn. I particularly enjoy science and math classes and have performed well throughout high school and college. I earned scores of 5 on my AP tests in Biology, Chemistry, Calculus AB, and Calculus BC. I achieved perfect scores on my SAT Biology and Mathematics II Subject tests. After high school, I continued my education at UC Davis, earning a bachelors in Entomology and a bachelors in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. Upon graduation, I had earned a cumulative GPA of 3.59, and the 2014 Outstanding Entomology Undergraduate award. I believe that my enthusiasm for the process of learning and desire to understand the people I work with equip me to effectively guide students through difficult subjects.

Solving math problems is a lot like building a machine: little bricks of information must be organized into novel, creative ways in order to achieve a specific result. In order to facilitate this process, I seek to give students more bricks, and a better understanding of how they can be fit together. This is achieved by ensuring proficiency in lower levels of math, practice in enough general examples to build "muscle memory" of techniques, and exposure to interesting, mind-stretching examples at appropriate times.

Through my double majors, I have developed a strong foundation in a wide spectrum of biological topics, including evolution, ecology, genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, physiology, and cognitive science. This range of experience has allowed me to become familiar with major patterns and overarching themes in biology. As a biology tutor, I seek to present diverse examples of major themes, guiding the student to see a coherent picture rather than a set of "to-be-memorized" facts. Once major themes are understood, important details can be presented to further overall understanding.
I believe that a great tutor provides a tool set for their student to solve difficult problems through their own efforts. By providing subject and student specific guidance, a tutor can, not only help a student master a specific topic, but also inspire self-confidence and curiosity. I enjoy discovering the individualized learning style of students Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

In-person lessons: 50/hour Online lessons: 35/hour

Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Poway, CA 92064
Background Check: Passed

"Totally great!"

- Danyella, San Diego, CA on 10/25/16

"Susan G is a great tutor!"

- Valerie, San Diego, CA on 9/28/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Yan, San Diego, CA on 9/27/16

"Exceptional tutor!"

- Lisa, Santee, CA on 9/26/16

"Patient and knowledgeable tutor"

- Debbie, Poway, CA on 5/30/16

"Patient and Kind"

- Lynn, Escondido, CA on 5/23/16

"Extremely helpful"

- Justin, San Diego, CA on 5/16/16

"Knowledgeable and helpful Tutor"

- Dana, Carlsbad, CA on 5/2/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Biochemistry, Biology, Botany,
Chemistry, Ecology, Physiology
English:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Botany

As an Entomology undergraduate from UC Davis, I was given a solid education in plant sciences. My curriculum included Plant Physiology, California Floristics, Plant-Virus-Vector Interactions, Plant Pathology and Plant Biochemistry. After college, I continued my education in the plant sciences by working for the Plant Pathology Department as a research assistant. Our field crew worked to investigate the effect of forest fire on conifer pathogens. Through these experiences, I feel prepared to tutor in plant physiology, anatomy, taxonomy, systematics, and other subjects.

University of California, Davis
Biology

Education

University of California, Davis (Biology)

Totally great!

Susan was really helpful! She had an answer to every single one of my questions and helped me understand all the material I was fuzzy on! She is great!

— Danyella, San Diego, CA on 10/25/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

In-person lessons: 50/hour Online lessons: 35/hour

Travel policy

Susan will travel within 7 miles of Poway, CA 92064.